HOW WORKERS FEEL ABOUT ROBOTS AND THEIR JOBS
What impact do you feel artificial intelligence (AI) and automation will have on your job?
|12% Negative impact|
|39% Positive impact|
|49% No impact|
Workers who think these technologies will have a positive impact cited the greatest benefits:
|1. Increased productivity|
|2. Ability to develop new skills and deliver better results; ability to focus on creativity and problem-solving (tie)|
|3. Opportunity to take on new responsibilities and pursue a promotion|
Workers who think these technologies will have a negative impact cited the greatest drawbacks:
|1. Eventual elimination of their role|
|2. Reduced opportunities for creativity and problem-solving|
|3. Excessive reliance on technology to do their job|
HOW EMPLOYEES SEE TECHNOLOGY IMPACTING THEIR JOBS
Top ways technological advancements will affect jobs at their company:
|Require new skills (47%)|
|Enhance employees’ productivity (47%)|
|Allow teams to focus on strategy (44%)|
|Create new opportunities for staff (44%)|
|Change processes (44%)|
Multiple responses were permitted. Top responses shown.
82% say upskilling staff will be challenging.
80% say finding professionals with requisite skills will be difficult.
Source: Robert Half survey of more than 2,800 workers and 1,200 managers in the United States.
To read the full report, Jobs and AI Anxiety, visit www.roberthalf.com/the-future-of-work
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